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DB Best to be showcased as a key SQL Server upgrade partner by Microsoft
December 24, 2015

We are excited to announce that Microsoft has selected us as one of the elite partners that they will feature on their SQL Server EOS website. We are honored to be recognized for our efforts in assisting other organizations upgrade Microsoft SQL Server so that they can use all of the exciting features that have been added over the past 11 years. We look forward to continuing these essential efforts into the next year and beyond!...

DB Best’s ongoing SQL webinar series, hosted by Bill Ramos: Calendar of events
November 30, 2015

Bill Ramos is excited to get behind those PowerPoint slides to deliver more webinars on SQL Server after the success of his seminar on SQL Server 2005 End of Service last month. Starting on December 8, 2015, Bill will continue to meet with the masses about various SQL Server topics, including more seminars on SQL Server 2005 End of Service. For the full gamut of upcoming webinars, see the schedule below.   Check out our archive of previous webinars! Recent webinars December 8, 9:00 A.M. PT: SQL Server 2005 End of Support - Express Edition - Are you ready? - Archive December 9, 2:00 P.M. PT: What you need to know when running SQL Server w...

Sudhir Gajre hosting a Microsoft Azure event in Austin on December 8
November 19, 2015

In addition to his upcoming St. Louis and Minneapolis events, Sudhir Gajre will be hosting an event in Austin on December 8 titled "Running Data Platform Workloads on Microsoft Azure." At this event, Sudhir will be teaching technical decision makers and IT professionals about some of the advantages associated with Microsoft Azure. With advancements in virtual machines, storage, and PaaS offerings like Azure SQL Database with geo-replication, it’s easier than ever to run production and mission critical workloads on the Azure platform. Best of all, users can take advantage of these capabilities with very few changes to application code. Atten...

Sudhir Gajre is ready to kick off the free DB Best event series on Cortana Analytics
November 19, 2015

DB Best's Sudhir Gajre, Director of Data Services and Cloud, will be kicking off a new free event series from DB Best called "Modernizing Your Data Platform with Microsoft Azure and Cortana Analytics" next month. With back-to-back presentations in St. Louis on December 2 and then in Minneapolis on December 3, Sudhir will help technical and business decision makers better understand how Microsoft Azure and the new Cortana Analytics can help modernize their data platform. With the advancements in data transformation, storage, and analytics tools, it’s easier than ever to run production and mission critical workloads on the Azure platform. Now...

Rick Heiges speaking at #SQLSat470 in Washington, D.C., on December 5
November 19, 2015

DB Best's Principal Solutions Architect Rick Heiges is ready for his next presentation! If you are able to make it to the Washington, D.C., area on December 5 and have the time to attend SQL Saturday 470, go ahead and register at http://www.sqlsaturday.com/470/EventHome.aspx. Then, check out Rick's presentation titled First look at SQL Server 2016. Rick will go over some of the new features at a high level and dig deeper on Row Level Security and StretchDB. Row Level Security allows you to add another layer of security to your environment. StretchDB will allow you to transparently place part or all of a table into a SQL Azure DB freeing up yo...

Welcome to DB Best: Nicholas Wolfram
November 18, 2015

We would like to welcome Nicholas Wolfram as our new Marketing Coordinator at DB Best Technologies in our Redmond, WA office. Here is Nicholas’ background in his words: “Though my educational background focused heavily on life sciences, I have spent the past eight years of my life writing and editing professionally. During that time, I have touched commercial and B2B Microsoft projects, tech startups, video games, political campaigns, graduate theses, comic books, and more across Washington and Oregon. As a serial entrepreneur with a wide breadth of experience, I hope to bring a fresh and unique perspective to the marketing efforts at DB ...

On-demand webinar for upgrading SQL Server 2005 from SQL PASS Summit is now available
November 17, 2015

On October 30th, Bill Ramos and Rick Heiges from DB Best recorded a webinar live from the exhibit hall at the SQL PASS Summit 2015. Guest hosts included Thomas LaRock from Solarwinds and Kevin Klein from SQL Sentry to talk about the key things customers should know regarding why and how to approach upgrading SQL Server 2005 databases. In addition Bill interviewed several vendor representatives at the conference on how their tools - software and hardware - can assist in the upgrade process. Click here to register and get the link for this fun and informative on-demand webinar...

Rick Heiges speaking at #SQLSat452 in Charlotte on October 17
October 16, 2015

Our ace Rick Heiges is at it again! If you happen to be in the Charlotte area this coming Saturday and have the time to attend SQL Saturday 452, go ahead and register at http://www.sqlsaturday.com/452/eventhome.aspx. Then, check out Rick's presentation titled First look at SQL Server 2016. Rick will go over some of the new features at a high level and dig deeper on Row Level Security and StretchDB. Row Level Security allows you to add another layer of security to your environment. StretchDB will allow you to transparently place part or all of a table into a SQL Azure DB freeing up your valuable SAN space for data that is COLD. Rick will be av...

Rick Heiges speaking at SQL Saturday #445 in Raleigh on October 10
October 5, 2015

If you happen to be in the Raleigh area this coming Saturday and have the time to attend SQL Saturday 445, go ahead and register at http://www.sqlsaturday.com/445/eventhome.aspx. Then, check out Rick's presentation titled First look at SQL Server 2016. Rick will go over some of the new features at a high level and dig deeper on Row Level Security and StretchDB. Row Level Security allows you to add another layer of security to your environment. StretchDB will allow you to transparently place part or all of a table into a SQL Azure DB freeing up your valuable SAN space for data that is COLD. Rick will be available throughout the day to answer q...

Rick Heiges at SQLSaturday 440 in Pittsburgh, PA
October 3, 2015

We're very proud and excited to have our Center of Excellence professionals to actively participate in various events, and support SQL Community across the US and abroad. During the next several weeks Rick Heiges, DB Best Principal Solutions Architect, will be presenting at multiple SQLSaturday events. Rick will share his insights and hands-on experience with the new features of SQL Server 2016. His session "First Look at SQL Server 2016" will first be shared already this Saturday, October 3, 2015 with the attendees of SQLSaturday Pittsburgh. Rick will present this session again on: October 10, 2015 at SQLSaturday Raleigh October 17, 2015 at ...